46,000 Wii Remotes sold every day in US

Nintendo parses statistics on $40 controller; 65.3 million remotes, 52.9 nunchucks sold to date in the United States.

Though the Wii has lagged behind competitors the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in last month's US hardware sales, it still remains the best-selling current-generation home console. And today, Nintendo provided new statistics having to do with the system's innovative controllers, the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk.

Nintendo has sold many, many of these.

According to Nintendo, who sourced industry tracking group NPD, since the Wii launched in 2006, the company has sold over 65.3 million Wii Remotes and 52.9 million Wii Nunchuks. That equates to an average of 46,000 Wii Remotes sold per day.

Nintendo broke down the huge figure further, saying that 30.41 million Wii Remotes were included with the Wii hardware, and 12.92 million were sold with Wii Play, the best-selling game ever in the United States. Wii Remotes currently retail for $40.

In terms of color popularity with non-bundled Wii Remotes, Nintendo announced that it has sold 18.56 million white Wii Remotes, 2.44 million in black, 467,500 in pink, and 465,200 in blue.

The other half of Nintendo's innovative console is its nunchuk controller. And to date, Nintendo has sold 52.9 million nunchuks. The nunchuk currently retails for $20 and is available in both black and white. However, Nintendo did not announce the sales breakdown of both color offerings.

All statistics were sourced to the NPD group and only cover US retail sales through September.

The next Wii controller to hit the market will be the Wii Remote Plus, which will go on sale on November 7 priced at $40. That controller will be sold by itself and in the $50 FlingSmash bundle. It will also be bundled with every new Wii system, including the limited Mario anniversary bundles, beginning on November 7. The Wii Remote Plus combines the original Wii Remote with the MotionPlus add-on.

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Sorkvir
Sorkvir

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Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@gamedude2009, dude, are you alright? Seriously you are trashing the PS Move with lousy comments, it may not look like it to you, but everyone else it does. As for your comment to Colonel-Snake, dude, you insulted people first, so you deserve to be insulted back. Who cares which one come out first, PS Move, and the Wii remote are not the same. Both motion controllors are different in terms of gameplay. Sony is not after the casual market. This is coming from a Nintendo fanboy.

iluminat23
iluminat23

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amaan4ever
amaan4ever

lets see if ps move will sell 46,000 controllers a day

gamedude2009
gamedude2009

@Ex-DarkBlade: Did you even read my post? I specifically said I'm not thrashing it. @Colonel-Snake: The bottom line is, Wii came out before Move. Besides, who even cares? It's a video game, and if people can't realize that, then they don't need to stress out other people by bashing everything. I'm simply speaking my mind, and if I can't go on GS without people insulting me, then you guys are just being rude. And again... it's a game, not salvation.

hakjie11
hakjie11

It is impressive but you can't deny that Nintendo is trying to sell it's last wave before Move and Kinect have a good library of games by releasing new colors and new bundles all the time to just get the last money out of it (remember Nintendo's strategy with the gameboy). People whom are buying it now will only have only a year lifespan before the gamers realize what HD graphics is. People who have bought Wii back at launch date have gotten their investment really good out of it. Nonetheless Wii will be the best console out there for a while. People are slowly moving to HD consoles now. Thanks Nintendo for raising the bar.

acsam12304
acsam12304

@bezerk114 uhh in 4 years the Wii could of gotten the new high tech stuff too and thus being ahead of the game but they didnt

BassGSX
BassGSX

$261,000,000 on Wii Remotes alone. If they're selling 46,000 of these products each day, that's $1,600,000 a day; that's just insane.

killlo
killlo

Come on now Lady's you don't need a Wiimote when you got me right here!

atopp399
atopp399

I would like to know how many get thrown at TVs each day.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I decided to do a little Facebook poll, only 2 people answered but then again I only have 23 friends on there lol. Turns out that they are still using their Wii's. The problem is that they aren't buying anything new! Guitar Hero seems to be the most popular play, followed by bowling. My 2 other mates just bought Just Dance 2 though.... that's about it. I bought Red Steel 2 though and I do plan on picking up No More Heroes 2, followed by Goldeneye, The Conduit 2, Donkey Kong, Other M, Epic Yarn, Epic Micky, Sin and Punishment 2 and Trauma Team. I've gone right off Nintendo's first party stuff though (second party stuff is ok though).

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

Thats 46 thousand people a day that plug in a wii for the first time and then ask themselves, what do I do now?

bezerk114
bezerk114

stop trolling saying how PS move is better of course it is it came out 4 year after the wii four years of advance technology.your not going to troll about how much better the 360 is than Nintendo 64

ssjdagas
ssjdagas

And how many are collecting dust since the casual players got tired of Wii Bowling? The Wii may sell a lot of hardware, but not that many games.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

& i wonder how many ps move sony is gonna sell more than wii remotes

Oni_Taedo
Oni_Taedo

@gamedude2009 It's really not as accurate as some people say. I've got a few friends that own the move, and all of them have troubles with getting it to read the motions properly. It's about the same as the Wiimote without motion+

Oni_Taedo
Oni_Taedo

@Slyster1181 You got it wrong, the Wii is made by Nintendo, not Microsoft. Nintendo means no fail rate.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

So, does that mean the wrist straps don't work? How much on TV repair?

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@Slyster1181 Omg I was thinking the same damn thing! Those things break like recess!

Halloll
Halloll

that number wouldn't be so big if my brother's head wasn't so damn hard

Slyster1181
Slyster1181

Thats because 46,000 Wii motes are broken everyday :).

wexorian
wexorian

wii became more popular every day i was against wii because they did nto upgrdaed graphuc engine but when i played some games i was sucked, so i'l buy wii also :D

sman3579
sman3579

That is a lot of controllers.

Silverbond
Silverbond

@ BirgitteSilver Sony released the Move to copy the Wii's success. Hence, Move is an attempt to copy. Simple.

BirgitteSilver
BirgitteSilver

"I can't believe people are trying to say Move is not a copy of the Wiimote." Sony demoed the same tech in 2004, before the Wii-mote was ever even thought of. The only reason they didn't release it at the time is it was WAY too inaccurate in Sony's estimation. People who believe the Move ripped off the Wii-mote are completely uninformed. It may have been released because of the Wii-mote's success, but it's not a ripoff of it.

Argle
Argle

ich, wiimotes....ich, motion controls. all i ever want is a regular control. that said, i find this stat disturbing

Silverbond
Silverbond

I can't believe people are trying to say Move is not a copy of the Wiimote.

redskinStu
redskinStu

All the soccer moms who own these consoles will be happy to hear that.

zell1
zell1

For all the people who taked about the design of the wiimote. Doesn't it hurt?

mbashour
mbashour

wow. that's just a crazy stat lol. at least we know gaming is definitely bigger in the US than it used to be

GravityDs
GravityDs

Good to hear. Nintendo is a great company, I've never had any beef with them. They're also pretty much the main innovators of the game industry at the moment, I look forward to see where they'll take gaming in the future.

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Seems like Nintendo is rebounding from any losses they had during the N64-GCN era.

p2250
p2250

Couples are having more babies these days

BlisteredThumbs
BlisteredThumbs

Yeah, fanboys are outta control. They don't know the truth from the lies they tell themselves.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

I am a Nintendo fanboy, and it is funny that many Nintendo fanboys that thumbed me down today. Whatever, I thougth the same thing about the PS Move until Sony showed it off.

ahnzz
ahnzz

because they break easily... i wait fir the built in Mplus and get a nunchck with it for ZELDA skyward sword

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

Thats a whole lot of Wii-motes!

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@Colonel-Snake, ok. Enjoy your day, and sorry if I wasted your time.

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@EX-DarkBlade Yes, but most of them aren't fanboys. We just have different ways of thinking.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@Colonel-Snake, I always see you agrue with people, and I agree on your way of thinking.

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@Ex-DarkBlade Barely Ever. I tend to argue with people when we have different points of views about things. I really don't wanna waste my time arguing with fanboys for 2 reasons. 1. They are stupid and 2. They can't be reasoned with and they believe their was of thinking is the right way so its a waste of time.

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@gamedude2009 Really ? This youtube video shows that Move was showcased in 2004 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbSzmRt7HhQ So really this make your whole post sounds like nothing but nonsense. Clearly this shows Sony been doing its own Motion Controls BEFORE THE Wii was even announced. So who copied who ?

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@gamedude2009, yes it was brought up by a PS fanboy. Dude, I am a Nintendo fanboy, but I don't get it why people are trashing the PS Move like you. The PS Move is not a copy of the Wii remote. I never played it my myself, but I have seen the demos, it is not like the Wii remote at all.